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Sex discrimination | Pregnant policewoman stripped of duties wins discrimination case

Pregnant policewoman stripped of duties wins discrimination case

According to the Daily Mail, a policewoman was stripped of her front-line roles and given desk-bound duties because of her pregnancy and has since won a sex discrimination case against her employer.

PC Natalie Town was reportedly considered to be fit to continue working, according to a risk assessment carried out by her boss on the day of finding out that she was pregnant.

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Comments (3)

  • Sir
    Tue, 19 Mar 2019 8:18pm GMT
    Isabel, this is a point very well made and one, I suspect, that the equality industry will like very little.
  • Isabel
    Tue, 19 Mar 2019 2:18pm GMT
    The question this raises is how the Met should protect itself from claims in the event that a pregnant officer is injured in the line of duty?
  • Sir
    Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:59pm GMT
    .... and if she had been left on front line duties and became involved in one of those 'rufty-tufty' moments that must be familiar to many officers, resulting in complications with the pregnancy, she'd have been the first to complain.
    As my old boss used to tell me, "no act of kindness goes unpunished"